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Do you wear glasses?

  1. May 28, 2006 #1

    Math Is Hard

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    Would you wear these?
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    http://www.livescience.com/scienceoffiction/060522_pierce_glasses.html
    A little "cyber" for my tastes, but I think it could catch on here in L.A. There are a lot of people who walk around with a cellphone strapped to the ear.
     
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  3. May 28, 2006 #2

    Pengwuino

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    no no no no no no no
     
  4. May 28, 2006 #3

    Math Is Hard

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    C'mon, Pengwuino. These would be cute on you. Come here - let me pierce your beak. It won't hurt, I promise.
     
  5. May 28, 2006 #4
    It would be very tragic if that person were to unwittingly get an MRI with those rare earth magnets in their nose... :uhh:
     
  6. May 28, 2006 #5
    By the way, this is the worst commercial product ever invented, and it is completely unmarketable. I'd pick ordinary, "inconvenient" glasses over this horror, any day.
     
  7. May 28, 2006 #6

    Pengwuino

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    Come to California. Nothing is unmarketable in this literal human wasteland.
     
  8. May 28, 2006 #7

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    I looks like the sides of the bridge of his nose is redder than the rest, and the left side swollen.

    I have to wear reading glasses now, which I find irritating. I do not like to wear them continually.
     
  9. May 28, 2006 #8

    Evo

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    Oh, no, no, no. :surprised
     
  10. May 28, 2006 #9

    Chi Meson

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    Why not just bolt it to the bone?

    I'd hate it if'n the glasses got snagged on a sweater or something.
     
  11. May 28, 2006 #10

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    Unmarketable ?? Didn't you know those rare earth magnets get rid of sinuses, improve your vision and sharpen your mind, to say nothing about making you sexually irresistible ?

    And once you've gotten used to breathing liquid nitrogen, you can do all those cool levitation demos on the tip of your nose. How neat would that be ?
     
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  12. May 28, 2006 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    I just bought my first pair last week. :grumpy: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    I have had 20/15 vision in both eyes since my late teens.... this sucks.
     
  13. May 28, 2006 #12
    The risk for cellulitis that could lead to menengitis is WAY TOO HIGH to do that! :yuck:
     
  14. May 28, 2006 #13

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    Tell me about it. My distance vision is fine, but its basically 30-45 cm (12-18 inches) where I need reading glasses - for reading papers and the computer screen. The eyes are simply less flexible by the time someone reaches about 50. :biggrin:

    I've already lost one pair. :grumpy: Left it somewhere in the boarding area at an airport just before I caught a late night flight from west to east coast. So now I have 4 pair. :yuck:
     
  15. May 28, 2006 #14

    rcgldr

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    Their called contacts. I wear gas-perm hard lenses (corrected vision is a bit better than 20/15). I use reading glasses in addition for close up work.
     
  16. May 28, 2006 #15
    I you take my glasses and turn them backwards it also serves as a telescope.
     
  17. May 28, 2006 #16

    Hootenanny

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    NO........
     
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  18. May 28, 2006 #17

    DaveC426913

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    Aiieeee!!

    The magnets are actually in the glasses, not the piercing. Besides, yeah, they remove piercings before MRIs.

    Which is why they're only attached with magnets...

    Yeah, I had a rare earth magnet once. Now I have no sinuses. :rofl:

    Ouuuuuch! I have dents in my car's hood from my fist, parked on the side of the highway, throwing myself around from the stabbing pain of a microscopic piece of dust under a hard lens. :eek:
     
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